The classic film It’s a Wonderful Life celebrates its 70th anniversary with a showing on NBC tonight. It is a staple in Christmas movies and is a great family film. If you are hoping to catch the special on TV tonight, read below for all the details.
AIR DATE: December 24, 2016
TIME: 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT
TV CHANNEL: NBC – Check with your local TV provider (ie. FIOS, Optimum, Time Warner) to find out what channel NBC is in your area. You can also use the NBC channel finder to look for your local stations by clicking here.
NBC OFFICIAL PLOT SYNOPSIS: The NBC annual tradition continues as the iconic 1946 film once again returns to primetime. Directed by Frank Capra, “It’s a Wonderful Life” stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a discouraged and despairing savings and loan manager who contemplates suicide before a guardian angel, Clarence (Henry Travers), intervenes and allows him to see what his small town of Bedford Falls would be without him — and all that is right in his world.
James Stewart as George Bailey
Donna Reed as Mary Hatch [Bailey]
Henry Travers as Clarence Odbody
Lionel Barrymore as Mr. Potter
Thomas Mitchell as Uncle Billy Bailey
Beulah Bondi as Ma Bailey
Frank Faylen as Ernie Bishop
Ward Bond as Bert
Gloria Grahame as Violet Bick
H. B. Warner as Mr. Gower
Frank Albertson as Sam Wainwright
Todd Karns as Harry Bailey
Samuel S. Hinds as Pa Bailey
Virginia Patton as Ruth Dakin [Bailey]
Mary Treen as Cousin Tilly
ADDITIONAL AIR TIMES THIS WEEK:
December 25th – 6 a.m. ET/PT on USA
December 30th – 8 p.m. ET/PT on UHD
December 31st – 12 p.m. ET/PT on UHD